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Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 31

Page Perry LLC Blog

Page Perry LLC Blog

Covers securities broker abuses, early retirement scams, elder abuses, subprime mortages, collateralized debt obligations, and annuities.

http://www.pageperry.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    CYNK Latest Wall Street Trap?

    CYNK Latest Wall Street Trap?
    Cynk is a social network company that has no revenue, no assets, and no profits. Until last week, it was the hottest stock on Wall Street, according to a Business Insider report by Hunter Walker and Julia La Roche (July 14, 2014).  Its…
  • Jul 14

    Former LPL Broker Jason Parker Leaves Trail Of Complaint

    Former LPL Broker Jason Parker Leaves Trail Of Complaint
    By law, a broker has to recommend suitable investments. To be considered suitable, an investment should align with the client’s investment objectives. Dumping all client funds into a single foreign stock, despite the client’s low…
  • Jun 13

    Pension Advisers Fall Under Scrutiny

    Pension Advisers Fall Under Scrutiny
    The problem of conflicts of interest for pension advisers attracted Congressional attention, according to a Wall Street Journal article by Dan Fitzpatrick  (June 9, 2014).  U.S. Representative George Miller (D., Calif.) has written…
Rank this Week: 159

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 163

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Blood Alcohol Scores After Death Can Be “False Positive” Up To 0.20

    Blood Alcohol Scores After Death Can Be “False Positive” Up To 0.20
    In handling wrongful death and life insurance claims for clients, I learned years ago that blood alcohol tests after a person dies may not be reliable. Due to postmortem fermentation when a body is not kept cool after death, there can be…
  • Jul 21

    The challenges of a long haul trucker: another 4 AM Spaghetti Junction truck crash

    The challenges of a long haul trucker: another 4 AM Spaghetti Junction truck crash
    Most long haul truck drivers are decent, hardworking folks who chose truck driving as a way to support their families even though it keeps them on the road away from home most of the time. At my childhood home in rural Alabama, a lot of my…
  • Jul 18

    Summer Break: Shigley’s Swimming Hole in Alabama

    Summer Break: Shigley’s Swimming Hole in Alabama
    Folks, this post has nothing to do with law.  Appreciating the simple joys of a Southern summer, I just want to share a video someone posted of the “Shigley Hole,” an old swimming hole on land my great-grandparents…
Rank this Week: 310

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jul 25

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jun 30

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision
    There's a great new resource available for practitioners interested in PTAB decisions: the Patent Board Ferret.The Ferret includes both search and analysis tools. On the search side, you can search not only by text in the decision, but also…
Rank this Week: 437

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Jul 23

    Monique Lassiter Injured in The Lodge Apartment Shooting, Sandy Spring

    Monique Lassiter Injured in The Lodge Apartment Shooting, Sandy Spring
    Local News 27-year-old Monique Lassiter was shot and injured during a carjacking at the Lodge Apartments in the early overnight hours of Wednesday, July 23, 2014. According to WSBTV News, two suspects opened fire on Ms.…
  • Jul 21

    Brian Edward Durst Killed While Changing Tire on I-75; Police Search for SUV Driver

    Brian Edward Durst Killed While Changing Tire on I-75; Police Search for SUV Driver
    Local News 53-year-old Brian Edward Durst was killed while changing a tire in the emergency lane of I-75 Monday afternoon, July 14, 2014. According to the Alpharetta Patch, Mr. Durst was changing a tire in the southbound emergency lane of…
  • Jul 17

    13th Street Bridge Construction Worker Injured, Stranded Over Chatahoochee, Columbu

    13th Street Bridge Construction Worker Injured, Stranded Over Chatahoochee, Columbu
    Local News Emergency crews made a harrowing recovery over the 13th Street Bridge Wednesday morning, July 16, 2014, when a construction worker became injured and stranded high above the Chatahoochee River. WTVM News reports, a…
Rank this Week: 461

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    On Nancy Grace, Pat McDonough Offers Expert Analysis for Recent Child Hot Car Death Case

    On Nancy Grace, Pat McDonough Offers Expert Analysis for Recent Child Hot Car Death Case
    View Video Both shocking and concerning, the recent incidents of children dying after being left unattended in vehicles is a topic near and dear to many Americans. Tuesday July 15th, Patrick McDonough was asked to join the Nancy Grace Show as…
  • Jun 11

    Congratulations to Matt Smith for Inclusion in the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2015!

    Congratulations to Matt Smith for Inclusion in the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2015!
    Congratulations to Matt Smith for being chosen to be part of the 30th Class of Leadership Gwinnett! Matt will soon join the number of attorneys at ATC that have graduated from the Leadership Gwinnett program over the years, with the skills to…
  • May 6

    United Way 2014 Campaign Progre

    United Way 2014 Campaign Progre
    ATC’s 2014 United Way inititave continues!  We want to thank everyone who has contributed – whether with products, shoeboxes, decorations or online donations – to make this year’s drive another success…
Rank this Week: 522

Whistleblower Lawyer Blawg

Whistleblower Lawyer Blawg

Covers Georgia car accidents and personal injury law. By the Wallace Law Firm, L.L.C.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jul 21

    Here's a Bad Idea: Injecting People with Damaged Stem Cell

    Here's a Bad Idea: Injecting People with Damaged Stem Cell
    A California man is suing a stem cell research company, saying they fired him when he complained that the company was cranking out damaged stem cells -- and planning to inject them into patients. In a retaliation lawsuit filed in Alameda…
  • Jul 17

    Quick! Call My Great-Grandchildren! I'm About to Give Birth!

    Quick! Call My Great-Grandchildren! I'm About to Give Birth!
    Is the Government being short-sighted on this one? Medicare and Medicaid are skeptical about claims that ob/gyns are giving group counseling to nursing home residents. But surely if a group of you in your nursing home are 80 and pregnant,…
  • Jul 14

    The Fine Art of Being in Two Places at Once, Part 2

    The Fine Art of Being in Two Places at Once, Part 2
    Have you ever wished you could be two places at once -- say at work, helping with the school play, and at the gym - all at the same time? That would be great! But wait - what if you could talk your employer into paying you for doing one job…
Rank this Week: 596

White Collar Crime in Georgia

White Collar Crime in Georgia

Addresses issues common to fraud, public corruption and other white collar crime cases. By The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC.

http://whitecollarcrimeingeorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year
    [Photo of Kevin Trudeau from Wikipedia]     Did you hear the news about the sentencing of former television informercial spokesman Kevin Trudeau?  According to published news reports, Trudeau has beensentenced to…
  • Dec 17

    Favorite White Collar Crime Movies and American Hustle

    Favorite White Collar Crime Movies and American Hustle
    [American Hustle Movie Poster From Wikipedia]As a former federal prosecutor and, currently, as an Augusta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer, I love books and movies about courtrooms and crime.What is your favorite movie about white collar…
  • Sep 19

    Former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay Wins Appeal

    Former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay Wins Appeal
    [Tom DeLay's photo from "Dancing With the Stars" from wikipedia]Did you hear the news? According to various news reports, a Texas appellate court has set aside the money laundering conviction of former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay. You may…
Rank this Week: 706

Georgia Law (Dog) - The Musings of…

Georgia Law (Dog) - The Musings of a Legal Beagle

Covers animal law, animal rights, animal cruelty cases, animal health, and current and newsworthy events pertaining to the treatment of animals (mainly dogs).

http://wwwgeorgialaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    Puppy Mill Rescue! Heavenly Kennel, Cherokee, NOT heavenly!

    Puppy Mill Rescue! Heavenly Kennel, Cherokee, NOT heavenly!
    http://canton-ga.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/357-dogs-found-living-in-deplorable-conditions#.U8k1czyvT4A.facebookhttp://canton-ga.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/357-dogs-found-living-in-deplorable-conditions#.U8k1czyvT4A.facebook
  • Jul 18

    Puppy Mill Bust Heavenly Kennel, Joy Wise, Cherokee County

    Puppy Mill Bust Heavenly Kennel, Joy Wise, Cherokee County
    Despicable and deplorable conditions. Joy Wise facing criminal charges.  No Puppy Mills! Adopt don't shop!You contribute to puppy mill greed if you buy a puppy from these breeders.  Share. Tweet. Email. Get the word out!n.…
  • May 7

    Medication Mixup Allegation at Luxury Pet Kennel - Atlanta

    Medication Mixup Allegation at Luxury Pet Kennel - Atlanta
    Medication Mixup Allegations at Luxury Pet Kennel - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5A Fox 5 report by reporter Randy Travis on Barking Hound Village dog boarding facility, near Atlanta, Georgia.  A lawsuit was filed…
Rank this Week: 865

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Bausch & Lomb Recalls About 850,000 Tubes of Eye Ointment

    Bausch & Lomb Recalls About 850,000 Tubes of Eye Ointment
    Deutsch: Logo der Bausch & Lomb Incorporated (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Bausch & Lomb unit has recalled about 850,000 tubes of an eye-care ointment because some tubes contained tiny crystal particles that could injure the cornea.Bausch…
  • Jul 8

    Pfizer recalling 221,000 bottles of Pristiq

    Pfizer recalling 221,000 bottles of Pristiq
    Here's the link: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Product-Tabs.cfm?action=select&recall_number=D-1409-2014&w=07022014&lang=engFor the second time in recent months, Pfizer has recalled…
  • Jul 8

    Testosterone Use Doesn't Increase Heart Risk, Study Find

    Testosterone Use Doesn't Increase Heart Risk, Study Find
    The findings, which were published July 2 in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, found that testosterone therapy was not linked with any increased risk for heart attack. In fact, men at greater risk for heart problems who used testosterone…
Rank this Week: 960

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, and other scams. By The Doss Firm.

http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
  • Jan 13

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS
    According to a recent news release, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and an affiliate $550,000 ordered them to pay approximately $475,000 in restitution to 65 customers…
  • Jan 9

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud
    Banking giant J. P. Morgan Chase has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution for its role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. According to the prosecutors, J. P. Morgan, which had custody of Madoff accounts,…
  • Jan 9

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS
    Each year, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) publishes a letter to the financial services industry identifying its regulatory and examination priorities. FINRA is the industry's "self-regulatory organization," which is…
Rank this Week: 934

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Will B. Geer.

http://atlbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Individual Chapter 11 – How Much Will My Plan Payment Be?

    Individual Chapter 11 – How Much Will My Plan Payment Be?
    Chapter 11 is most often associated with business bankruptcies; however, it is also a necessity for a few high-income individuals who have debt limits that surpass the Chapter 13 statutory requirements. You see, if you have more than…
  • Oct 18

    Replacing a Lost Social Security Card Prior to Bankruptcy

    Replacing a Lost Social Security Card Prior to Bankruptcy
    Filing any type of bankruptcy will require you to attend a 341 meeting – often referred to as the meeting of creditors, though creditors rarely make an appearance.  If you filed a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee…
  • Oct 14

    After Bankruptcy: What If I Get a Pay Raise?

    After Bankruptcy: What If I Get a Pay Raise?
    What Happens in a Chapter 7? Clients often ask me what happens if they get a big raise or a start a business that does really well after filing a  Chapter 7 in Atlanta. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is literally a snap-shot in time of your…
Rank this Week: 909

The Law Offices of Michael Lawson…

The Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury law affecting Georgia residents.

http://www.mlnlawblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital
    A recent study found that a fall prevention intervention could potentially prevent 1 fall every 4 days, 7.5 falls every month, and 90 falls every year in U.S. hospitals.
  • Nov 18

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual
    Fall injuries and disabilities are likely to increase in coming years as baby boomers move into their senior years. Among older individuals, fall injuries often lead to broken bones, immobility and restricted activity.
  • Nov 16

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly
    Among individuals over the age of 50 who fracture a hip, approximately 25 percent die within the first year after the injury! An additional 60 percent lose their ability to perform day-to-day activities like bathing and cooking.
Rank this Week: 944

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 1054

Tuck the Law Dog

Tuck the Law Dog

Tuck is a legal beagle who works in a law office in Georgia. Tuck muses on animal rights, animal law, animal health, recent animal cruelty cases in all 50 states, and current events pertaining to animal rights and health (mainly dogs).

http://tuckthelawdog.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 18

    Heavenly Kennel, Joy Wise, Puppy Mill Bust, Cherokee County, Georgia

    Heavenly Kennel, Joy Wise, Puppy Mill Bust, Cherokee County, Georgia
    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/26035620/more-than-350-dogs-taken-from-cherokee-puppy-mill Owner Joy Wise facing criminal investigation in Cherokee County, Georgia. Over 350 dogs were rescued by authorities! This is despicable. Dogs now at…
  • Apr 21

    Tuck the Law Dog on Twitter

    Tuck the Law Dog on Twitter
    Hi Dear Friends.  I am now on Twitter as well, and would love to see y’all there @TuckTheLawDog.   I am also on Facebook. I Tweet and Post and share information on lost dogs or cats; Anipals in need of rescuing ……
  • Jan 24

    Cold Dog Days in North Georgia!

    Cold Dog Days in North Georgia!
    Make sure all Anipals stay inside under a “bankie”! Momma and I donated these to our local Cherokee County Animal Shelter, in Canton, Georgia, for dogs “Gotcha Day”. Please-Adopt, don’t Shop! Luv, Tuck
Rank this Week: 1038

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 15

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (a federal agency) has filed a lawsuit in federal district court against Frederick J. Hanna & Associates and its three principal partners for operating a “collection lawsuit mill” that…
  • Jun 18

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay
    On May 8, 2014 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals released an interesting ruling denying a claim for damages filed by Chapter 13 debtors against their mortgage company. The Lodge v. Kondaur Capital Corporation and McCalla Raymer arose when a…
  • Mar 4

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt
    I recently received this email from a prospective client (“Jane”) seeking to have her student loans discharged in bankruptcy.  Do you see the problems with this case? I am permanently disabled due to cognitive decline…
Rank this Week: 1083

Atlanta Probate Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Probate Lawyer Blog

Published by Adams Libby, LLC.

http://www.atlantaprobatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1076

News Blog

News Blog

Covers auto accidents, drug litigation, and medical malpractice. By Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC.

http://www.cssfirm.com/news-blog/
  • Jul 29

    GM Concedes 13 Fatalities Related to Faulty Ignitions; Number Likely Much Higher

    GM Concedes 13 Fatalities Related to Faulty Ignitions; Number Likely Much Higher
    GM has stated that the company is aware of 13 fatalities tied to the faulty ignition switches […]The post GM Concedes 13 Fatalities Related to Faulty Ignitions; Number Likely Much Higher appeared first on .
  • Jul 25

    What Went Wrong With GM’s Ignition Switch?

    What Went Wrong With GM’s Ignition Switch?
    According to a CBS News report, General Motors’ ignition switch defect arose from an effort to change […]The post What Went Wrong With GM’s Ignition Switch? appeared first on .
  • Jul 13

    Update: Xarelto Exceeds Pradaxa in Reported Adverse Event

    Update: Xarelto Exceeds Pradaxa in Reported Adverse Event
    According to a July 9, 2014 report in the Digital Journal, the anticoagulant drug Xarelto has now […]The post Update: Xarelto Exceeds Pradaxa in Reported Adverse Events appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1278

Georgia Injury Lawyer Blog

Georgia Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Georgia personal injury law regarding auto accidents, truck accidents, and nursing home abuse. By Suthers Law Firm.

http://www.georgiainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Hip Fractures Among the Elderly in Nursing Home

    Hip Fractures Among the Elderly in Nursing Home
    When an elderly person suffers a hip fracture, the injury is sometimes referred to as a "death sentence." This is particularly true for elderly individuals who are residing in nursing homes. Studies going back to the 1980s showed that 27%…
  • Jul 16

    Testosterone Lawsuits Consolidated in Illinois Federal Court

    Testosterone Lawsuits Consolidated in Illinois Federal Court
    AndroGel testosterone gel is a topical testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) manufactured by AbbVie, Inc. and formerly Unimed Pharmaceuticals of Abbott Laboratories, Inc. AndroGel is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to…
  • Jun 5

    Medication Error

    Medication Error
    Medication errors remain one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths in hospitals. These incidents occur in several, different scenarios. Medication dosage errors are the most common. It can be particularly dangerous when a decimal…
Rank this Week: 1363

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense…

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law news and cases. By Marcia G. Shein.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Agency will retroactively apply new federal drug crime policy

    Agency will retroactively apply new federal drug crime policy
    One of the frustrations in preparing a strong criminal defense for federal drug charges can be the intersection between state and federal laws. If the latter are invoked, federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines may result in much…
  • Jul 22

    Minus 2 Drug Amendment Retroactive

    Minus 2 Drug Amendment Retroactive
    The Commission voted to make the minus 2 drug amendment retroactive to all persons who have already been sentenced and whose sentence was based upon the drug quantity table (career offenders do not get relief because their sentence was…
  • Jul 21

    New rules announced for some federal criminal investigation

    New rules announced for some federal criminal investigation
    Although there can be overlap between state and federal crimes, one notable difference is sentencing. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines may impose more serious penalties than an equivalent offense under Georgia state law. However, an attorney…
Rank this Week: 1301

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Jul 16

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court
    As the Supreme Court ends another Term the attention continues to be on the Justices themselves and their voting patterns.  This past Term featured a higher than average number of unanimous opinions.  But as Adam Liptak from…
  • Jun 25

    As I Please (George Orwell Birthday Edition)

    As I Please (George Orwell Birthday Edition)
    George Orwell was born on this date in 1903 in the city of Motihari which was located in what was then British India (now India).  Aside from having written 1984 and Animal Farm, he also produced a great deal of … Continue reading…
  • Jun 5

    The Press and Mass Shooting

    The Press and Mass Shooting
    By now I do not think it is a stretch to describe the mass shooting as a truly American phenomenon.  To be sure, similar kinds of shootings happen in other countries, but nowhere do they happen with the frequency and … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1191

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and discrimination and employment law. By the Law Offices of Robin Frazer Clark.

http://www.atlantainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Can a Jury Believe What It Sees?

    Can a Jury Believe What It Sees?
    Can a jury believe what it sees? That may seem like a stupid question, but a new study confirms it’s not.  G. Daniel Lassiter, Ph.D., of Ohio University recently conducted a series of experiment using focus groups and…
  • Jul 8

    Is State Farm Really Like a Good Neighbor? Who Does My Insurance Agent Really Work For?

    Is State Farm Really Like a Good Neighbor? Who Does My Insurance Agent Really Work For?
    Do I have a case against my insurance agent?  I feel like my insurance adjuster cared more for the insurance company than for me, her client.  Who does my insurance agent really work for?  Me or the insurance Company? Good…
  • Jun 24

    Do I Have a Case?

    Do I Have a Case?
      Do I have a case?  I am asked this countless times…at church, over cocktails, in the gym…anywhere where someone who knows I am a trial lawyer who represents injured individuals finds me and grabs me to ask. Do I have…
Rank this Week: 1576

Attorney Client Match Blog

Attorney Client Match Blog

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice news. By Robert N. Katz.

http://blog.attorneyclientmatch.com/
  • Jul 24

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Georgia Wrong-Way Car Crash

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Georgia Wrong-Way Car Crash
    Despite all commercial efforts, underage drinking continues to be a prevalent problem amongst today's youth. Underage drinking is prohibited nationwide and Georgia law makes it illegal for adult motorists to drive with a blood alcohol level…
  • Jun 30

    Is Negligence Alone to Blame in Toddler's Hyperthermia Death?

    Is Negligence Alone to Blame in Toddler's Hyperthermia Death?
    For many in Atlanta, this summer began with a toddler's tragic death and...a question. On June 18th of this year, 22 month old Cooper Harris perished after his father mistakenly left him alone in the family car for seven hours as temperatures…
  • May 20

    Discretionary Immunity and Remedies for the Motorist Injured in a Car Accident with a Police Officer

    Discretionary Immunity and Remedies for the Motorist Injured in a Car Accident with a Police Officer
    What happens when a personal injury plaintiff wants to file a claim for injurious acts committed by an on-duty police officer? Finding a remedy in such a situation has the potential to be an extremely difficult, albeit not impossible, road to…
Rank this Week: 1518

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer…

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers employer liability, food liability, insurance bad faith, CGL policy, and medical malpractice topics. By Levy & Pruett.

http://www.georgiainsurancedefenselawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1683

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Offers tips and information about Georgia divorces. By the Goolsby Law Firm.

http://divorcelawyerinaugustageorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 12

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean
              We, at the Goolsby Law Firm, LLC, frequently receive telephone calls and email inquiries from people seeking information about how to get an…
  • Dec 17

    Divorce and the Holiday

    Divorce and the Holiday
    As Augusta, Georgia divorce lawyers, we generally expect the number of divorces to slow down at this time of year. I am sure it comes as no surprise to you that people will often delay seeking a divorce attorney until after the…
  • Sep 13

    Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Robin William

    Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Robin William
    [Photo of Robin Williams from wikipedia]          Divorces, especially if they aren't uncontested divorces, can be expensive! Just ask actor Robin Williams! According to various news reports, Williams is reportedly…
Rank this Week: 1444

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Covers family law Issues in Georgia, including divorce, alimony, and child support. By Stephen M. Worrall.

http://www.gafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide this…
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide…
Rank this Week: 1506

Legal Blog Atlanta

Legal Blog Atlanta

Covers Atlanta legal news. By Larsen + Teusink.

http://legalblogatlanta.com
  • Aug 1

    The Short Sale Series – The Short Sale Credit Score Myth

    The Short Sale Series – The Short Sale Credit Score Myth
    Homeowners answer with a fairly common refrain whenever asked why they are considering going the short sale route.   While it is true that some feel they have a duty to try and honor their agreement with the lender, the … Continue reading…
  • Jul 30

    The Short Sale Series – Is Short Sale a Smart Option in Georgia?

    The Short Sale Series – Is Short Sale a Smart Option in Georgia?
    As Atlanta and the State of Georgia enter the fifth year of the residential mortgage meltdown, one would hope that information about the options available to troubled borrowers would be widely available. Unfortunately, based on the calls…
  • Feb 3

    Business Reporting Expense Update

    Business Reporting Expense Update
    It now appears that businesses will no longer have to adhere to the stringent 1099 reporting requirements under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform), as noted last week on this blog.  Yesterday, the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1653

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jul 28

    Yes, sexual harassment plaintiff, you can shoot yourself in the foot. Here’s how.

    Yes, sexual harassment plaintiff, you can shoot yourself in the foot. Here’s how.
    Even an air-tight case of sexual harassment can be sabotaged if (1) the employer has a policy banning it and an effective mechanism for handling complaints, and (2) the victim refuses to cooperate in the investigation. Rhonda Simpson was…
  • Jul 25

    Sex stereotyping, sexual orientation discrimination, and federal law – crazy-mixed-up right now

    Sex stereotyping, sexual orientation discrimination, and federal law – crazy-mixed-up right now
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is dead again. Is there any federal law on same-sex harassment or discrimination? If so, what is it? Here are some scenarios that may be helpful in picking through this crazy extremely complex and rapidly…
  • Jul 23

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer
    ROBIN’S NOTE: Thanks very much to Cara Crotty, head of our Affirmative Action practice group, who allowed me to share her insights about the President’s Executive Order here on the blog. This will also be going out today via email…
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Atlanta Workers Compensation Law

Atlanta Workers Compensation Law

Covers news, cases, statutes, and trends in Georgia workers' compensation law. By Bader Law Firm.

http://www.atlantaworkerscompblog.com/
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Georgia Workers Compensation…

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers Georgia work accidents and workers' compensation laws. By J. Franklin Burns P.C.

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Study: Undocumented Workers Face Danger on the Job

    Study: Undocumented Workers Face Danger on the Job
    A study conducted recently by a team of researchers with Cornell University and Penn State University reveals that undocumented Mexican workers receive no wage premium for working in hazardous conditions, whereas most other groups do. The…
  • Jul 15

    Attorneys: Lawsuit to be Filed in Fall-Related Work Accident

    Attorneys: Lawsuit to be Filed in Fall-Related Work Accident
    There was a time when the shared dream of eight acrobats was to be star performers. Now, they say, they dream of the day when they will be able to stand up out of their wheelchairs and walk. The crew members were severely injured in a…
  • Jul 3

    Louie v. BP Exploration Inc. - Workers' Compensation for Deep Vein Thrombosis in Traveler

    Louie v. BP Exploration Inc. - Workers' Compensation for Deep Vein Thrombosis in Traveler
    It's not uncommon for employers and their insurance firms to deny legitimate Georgia workers' compensation claims by arguing the injuries were not work-related. In some cases, refuting this is more challenging than in others. Our workers'…
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Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien…

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

Covers Georgia state law and information related to pending and recent changes to law affecting construction professionals. By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog
  • Jul 21

    Simple Tips for a Successful Construction Project

    Simple Tips for a Successful Construction Project
    by Mark A. Cobb I just read a very insightful and accurate description of what it means to be a contractor: We design and construct buildings but the reality is we are risk managers.  Virtually anyone could design or construct a project…
  • Jul 15

    Subcontractors Beware–File Liens and Do Not Rely On Anyone Else for Payment

    Subcontractors Beware–File Liens and Do Not Rely On Anyone Else for Payment
    by Mark Cobb It would be wonderful to live in a world where a handshake or a person’s word meant something. The Georgia Court of Appeals just handed down a verdict in First Bank of Georgia v. Robertson Grading which will make you…
  • Jul 7

    8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contract

    8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contract
    by Mark A. Cobb If you are a Georgia contractor or subcontractor who uses written contracts (and if you are not using written contracts, you should!), then this blog might save you some legal costs and or headaches.  To improve your…
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Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
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Georgia on Two Wheels

Georgia on Two Wheels

Covers Georgia motorcycle and helmet laws. By P. Charles Scholle, P.C.

http://www.atlantamotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Arrests in Morningside Cyclist Hit and Run

    Arrests in Morningside Cyclist Hit and Run
    Last month, we posted about a Morningside hit and run involving a person driving a vehicle and a cyclist, which apparently was the result a previous interaction between the two. The vehicle's driver has now been arrested. The accident ...…
  • Jun 29

    Drunk Driver Causes Motorcycle Passenger Death

    Drunk Driver Causes Motorcycle Passenger Death
    When riders get out on their bikes on a summer evening, the expectation is that the ride will be safe and sound. Over this past weekend an accident took place in the early morning hours on the Downtown Connector involving two traveling on a…
  • Jun 17

    Atlanta Driver Sought After Injury and Assault to Cyclist

    Atlanta Driver Sought After Injury and Assault to Cyclist
    Earlier this month, a cyclist ended up in critical condition after an incident in Morningside. The situation is complicated by the fact that a driver involved in this incident has not yet been located and the police are asking for the…
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RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    SEC fines RIA for failure to disclosure conflicts of interest on Form ADV

    SEC fines RIA for failure to disclosure conflicts of interest on Form ADV
    In a consented-to Administrative Order dated July 2, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission fined a Missouri-based Registered Investment Adviser, SignalPoint Asset Management ("SignalPoint" or "SAM"), $215,000 for breaching its'…
  • Jun 16

    Alabama Joins the Crowd: State Crowdfunding Exemption

    Alabama Joins the Crowd: State Crowdfunding Exemption
    The Alabama Legislature passed a crowdfunding exemption bill this April, but the bill is still awaiting the Governor's signature to become effective. Alabama is the eleventh state to enact legislation or develop regulations on this topic. …
  • Jun 12

    State Private Fund Adviser Exemption Update

    State Private Fund Adviser Exemption Update
    In the past six months two states, Iowa and Texas, have adopted private fund adviser exemptions to their investment adviser registration requirements under their respective state securities acts. Another state, Washington, has proposed a…
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Georgia Injury Attorney Blog

Georgia Injury Attorney Blog

Covers medical malpractice, traumatic brain injury, and other personal injury topics. By Ragland & Jones, LLP.

http://www.georgiainjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Choking

    Choking
    Choking is a common occurrence in Nursing Homes. Nursing Homes and their staff have a duty under the standard of care to prevent an elderly resident from choking on his or her food. It can be prevented with proper care. Many nursing home…
  • Mar 3

    Fall

    Fall
    Falls occur in nursing homes. Falls can increase with age. Falls can be prevented. Bed alarms, floor mats, toileting plans, and regular nursing observations and an appropriate care plan can prevent falls. The nursing home has the duty under…
  • Feb 20

    Making Nursing Homes a Safer Place

    Making Nursing Homes a Safer Place
    Throughout Georgia our elderly are being mistreated and abused. Elderly residents are living in dangerous environments. Their Resident Rights, Quality of Life, and Dignity are being trampled upon. Just in the past year alone, I have…
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Georgia Plaintiff's Lawyer

Georgia Plaintiff's Lawyer

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.georgiaplaintiffslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 12

    A Message to Georgia Senators: VOTE *NO* on HB643

    A Message to Georgia Senators: VOTE *NO* on HB643
    HB 643: A Dangerous Discovery Limitations BillThis Bill is a black-letter "limitation on frequency and extent of discovery." First, the Bill injects an alien approach to the Georgia Civil Practice Act and the broad scope of discovery.…
  • Jul 23

    Georgia UM Insurance: Things You Must Know

    Georgia UM Insurance: Things You Must Know
    What is "UM insurance"?  And Why is it a Must That You Read Your UM Policy?Most people do not understand - or have a reason to understand - the importance of "UM insurance" until they are involved in a wreck with injuries.  During…
  • Jan 23

    Death in Perry, Georgia Appears Result of Blown Tire

    Death in Perry, Georgia Appears Result of Blown Tire
    Yesterday, Miguel Rodriguez, a fifty-four year old man from Homestead, Florida, was traveling as a passenger with his wife, Ana Rodriguez, along Georgia Interstate 75. According to the initial reports, Ana Rodriguez was driving the couple's…
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Musings on Immigration

Musings on Immigration

Covers immigration issues, including current political and social events and their impact on immigration law and reform. By Kuck Casablanca LLC.

http://www.immigration.net/Blog
  • Aug 20

    USCIS Knows What Its Problems Are. Will It Now Fix Them?

    USCIS Knows What Its Problems Are. Will It Now Fix Them?
    Recently, the USCIS conducted a survey of more than 5,000 “stakeholders” (folks who care about and participate in the U.S. immigration system in some way).  These stakeholders were asked to identify the key areas of concern for them.…
  • Aug 19

    Senator Schumer, You are Wrong!

    Senator Schumer, You are Wrong!
    Last Week Congress passed its first major piece of immigration legislation in several years.  The Border Security Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 (H.R. 5875) Besides the fact that the bill itself is a joke–passed without…
  • Aug 12

    GOP candidate for Governor announces Arizona-style immigration bill for Florida

    GOP candidate for Governor announces Arizona-style immigration bill for Florida
    According to an examiner.com report, Florida’s Attorney General Bill McCollum, and a GOP gubernatorial candidate, yesterday announced a bill to be introduced in the Florida Legislature that will rival Arizona’s embattled immigration law.
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The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 29

    Get Ready for Class With Georgia’s Tax Free Weekend

    Get Ready for Class With Georgia’s Tax Free Weekend
    Classes don’t start until August 18, but it’s not too soon to be thinking about books, clothes, and school supplies. Like many other states, Georgia offers a “sales tax holiday” before the start of school each…
  • Jul 24

    Ace the Interview and Get a Job

    Ace the Interview and Get a Job
    With the big Career Fair coming up next week (Tuesday, July 29), I know many of you have interviews. Are you starting to get a little nervous but doing your best to ignore the jitters? Honestly, the best approach to the process is to not…
  • Jul 22

    Bar Exam Logistic

    Bar Exam Logistic
    With the Georgia Bar Exam quickly approaching, here are a couple of logistical questions you need to decide before the first day of exams: 1. Know the exam date. 2. Know the exam schedule. 3. Decide on where you will stay. Family, Friends,…
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Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

http://www.ramoslawblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Do jury trials or pain and suffering exist in workers’ compensation?

    Do jury trials or pain and suffering exist in workers’ compensation?
    An injured worker is not entitled to a jury trial in a workers’ compensation case.  The Georgia law creates “trial” and “appellate” divisions within the jurisdiction of the State Board of Workers’…
  • Jul 21

    What now? Injured employees being laid off

    What now? Injured employees being laid off
    Injured employees being laid off from Briggs & Stratton in McDonough, Georgia, may be entitled to workers’ compensation income benefits.  These workers will be classified in certain categories.  First, if injured Briggs…
  • Jul 21

    Selecting the best attorney for your workers’ compensation case

    Selecting the best attorney for your workers’ compensation case
    Selecting the best attorney for your workers’ compensation case will depend on number of things.  Not unlike doctors, there are many attorneys in the greater-Atlanta area.  However, not every attorney is equipped to handle…
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Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Georgia personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Persons Firm, LLC.

http://www.mariettainjurylawyer.com/
  • Jul 25

    Georgia Court Says Defendant Cannot Fault Plaintiff’s Employer in Accident Lawsuit

    Georgia Court Says Defendant Cannot Fault Plaintiff’s Employer in Accident Lawsuit
    If you are in an accident, and you sue the other driver for negligence, can the other driver turn around and argue your employer—who is not a party to the lawsuit—was partially to blame for letting you drive its car? That was the…
  • Jul 18

    Georgia Court Revives Pastor’s “Slip-and-Fall” Lawsuit Against Church

    Georgia Court Revives Pastor’s “Slip-and-Fall” Lawsuit Against Church
    Under Georgia law, the owner of a premises is liable for any injuries arising from a failure to “exercise ordinary care” in keeping said premises safe. A recent decision from the Georgia Court of Appeals illustrates how this duty…
  • Jul 11

    “Sovereign Immunity” Won’t Let State Off the Hook for Faulty Road Design

    “Sovereign Immunity” Won’t Let State Off the Hook for Faulty Road Design
    On July 10, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT) could go forward. The lawsuit arose from a deadly accident at a recently redesigned road in Atlanta. The DOT argued it could…
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Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Overtime Pay Rate Determinations Should Include Per Diem Amount

    Overtime Pay Rate Determinations Should Include Per Diem Amount
    According to a recent statement by the Department of Labor, the number lawsuits resulting from “per diem” pay are on the rise. Per diem pay is pay that you receive in addition to regular pay, and covers certain reimbursable…
  • Jul 16

    Costly Wage And Hour Mistake

    Costly Wage And Hour Mistake
    A recent article looked at the top wage and hour mistakes employers make when paying employees. These mistakes may constitute costly Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violation and entitle you to back wages and damages. If you believe that…
  • Jul 7

    School Bus Company Settles Wage and Hour Lawsuit with Drivers for $1.6M

    School Bus Company Settles Wage and Hour Lawsuit with Drivers for $1.6M
    A school bus company – First Student, Inc. - has just agreed to settle a wage and hour class action lawsuit brought by its drivers based on alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the lawsuit, the bus…
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Atlanta Injury Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents, personal injury and wrongful death law. By Tyrone Law Firm.

http://www.atlantainjurylawyers-blog.com
  • Jun 20

    A Primer on Birth Injury Cases and How to Keep Them Simple - Part 1 of 3

    A Primer on Birth Injury Cases and How to Keep Them Simple - Part 1 of 3
    Our firm recently had success in a birth injury case in Gwinnett County, Georgia. In that case we represented a family against the labor and delivery team that delivered their daughter and the hospital where they worked. Following her…
  • Nov 11

    Part 4 - "The Doctors" - Ways to Lessen RSD Symptom

    Part 4 - "The Doctors" - Ways to Lessen RSD Symptom
    According to Dr. Travis Stark, E.R. physician, avoid sugar and processed foods. RSD is an inflammatory condition and so when you are eating highly processed, high sugar foods, you are putting yourself at risk for a whole body inflammatory…
  • Nov 4

    Part 3 - "The Doctors" - Living with RSD

    Part 3 - "The Doctors" - Living with RSD
    For Kathy, RSD is much more than a painful diagnosis - it's her life. She says her life has completely changed since she was diagnosed with RSD. She wakes up at 4:30 a.m. "At that time the pain level is about a 4 - not too bad," she…
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Atlanta Injury Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Atlanta auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability issues. By Robert J. Fleming, PC.

http://www.atlantainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 15

    Typical Symptoms of Lingual Nerve Damage

    Typical Symptoms of Lingual Nerve Damage
    I receive many calls from potential clients who have been injured during a dental visit. Based on interviewing these new clients, the three nerves that seem to be injured most are the lingual nerve, the inferior alveolar nerve and the…
  • Feb 25

    9 Specialties In Dentistry

    9 Specialties In Dentistry
    As an Atlanta lawyer who litigates many dental malpractice cases, I receive calls from many potential clients who have been seriously injured in the dental chair. Many times, the potential client was treated by a general dentist when the…
  • Feb 6

    1 out of 10 Dental Nerve Injuries Caused by Implant

    1 out of 10 Dental Nerve Injuries Caused by Implant
    According to a recent article out of England, one out of 10 dental nerve injuries are caused by implants that damage the inferior alveolar nerve which runs under the teeth in the jaw. As an Atlanta attorney who handles dental malpractice…
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Lawscape

Lawscape

Thoughts, commentary, reading resources and news on the legal needs of Georgians in small towns and rural areas.

http://lawscape.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 3

    Sweet, the same

    Sweet, the same
    In a rambling sort of way I sort through cabinets in which manila file folders rest until, crisp bottom fold lost and rounded, they open like wilted and faded petals over-revealing their aged content.  After 16 years in this pro ……
  • Dec 3

    Can the Self-Represented Collect For Time When Required by Opposing Attorney -- Canada Move

    Can the Self-Represented Collect For Time When Required by Opposing Attorney -- Canada Move
    Reblogged from Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog: Julie Macfarlane has a fascinating blog on the emerging jurisprudence in Canada dealing with the award of costs when time is required by an opposing attorney's wrongful…
  • Dec 3

    Why State-Based Advocacy Orgazations are Important -- Two Lessons from Massachuett

    Why State-Based Advocacy Orgazations are Important -- Two Lessons from Massachuett
    Reblogged from Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog: Those of us who try to focus attention on the "access" side of access to justice are often criticized for not planning enough for impact advocacy side.  Two recent developments…
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